ASPECTS OF CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH TOURISM

  • Evgeniya Aleksandrovna Vasyuta Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
  • Denis Ushakov Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
Keywords: international migration; shortage of medical personnel; healthcare; medical tourism; demand for medical and health services; international cooperation

Abstract

International migration of medical personnel inevitably results in a shortage of personnel in the healthcare sector in those countries from which healthcare professionals migrate. This is generally because they strive for higher wages, favorable working conditions, educational opportunities, new professional experience, and career growth. Such movements involve crossing the borders of the states. These processes result in a change in the quantitative and qualitative composition of medical personnel in both "donor" and "recipient" countries, affecting the professional structure of personnel, demographic profile, and geographical allocation. Such socioeconomic changes certainly affect the effectiveness of healthcare systems and medical care in various regions. This article presents an overview of international migration of medical personnel from the analytical point of view, analyzing its underlying causes, revealing the relationship in the movement of patients and healthcare workers in the context of health tourism, and suggesting mechanisms for regulating the migration of medical personnel.

Author Biographies

Evgeniya Aleksandrovna Vasyuta, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
MBA (International economy), Senior Lecturer,  State and Municipal Administration Department, South-Russian Institute of Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

 

Research interests: global services market, international tourism, health tourism, tourism macromarketing
Denis Ushakov, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
Doctor of economics, Professor

Department of International Economic Relations, South-Russian Institute of Management –Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

 Research interests: service markets globalization, tourism MNC, international regulation of tourism markets

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Published
2019-10-01
How to Cite
Vasyuta, E., & Ushakov, D. (2019). ASPECTS OF CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY IN THE CONTEXT OF HEALTH TOURISM. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (5(18), 48-54. Retrieved from https://euraseans.com/index.php/journal/article/view/163